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negotiations with the country on hold. at andrews air force, secretary of state john kerry is on his way to kiev, will meet with ukrainian officials tomorrow. all this as troops have been streaming into the southern ukrainian area. they have been given a deadline, that has just passed. russian officials say they got involved because they were asked by the ousted ukrainian president. on tuesday nato will hold an emergency meeting. right now there's no telling what putin will do. our coverage begins with nick schifrin, live from the capitol of crimea, simferopol. what's happening on the ground there now nick? >> the resistance as far as anyone can tell is nonexistent. in reality, the russians don't escalate. we spent all day going to bases around this capitol and you see the same thing, russian flags flying over what should be ukrainian bases. russian troops inside what should be ukrainian bases. outside an armory, wh where we spent about an hour this afternoon russian troops are digging in. they are going to stay here as long as it takes, apparently. on the east on the border they are inc
today, saying that he's protecting russians. john kerry went to kiev squared and pledged a $1 billion loan to the interim government and condemned russia in crimea. the verbal sparring started this morning when president putin broke his silence. >> we have not considered crimea, only the citizens of crimea must decide their future. >> what's happening there is not concern for russian nationals, but based on russia seeking through force, to exert their influence on a neighboring country. >> it's an unconscionable coup and a military seizure of power. >> there's a strong belief that russia's action is violating national law. president putin seems to have a different set of lawyers making a different interpretation, but that's not fooling anybody. >> president obama accused putin of meddling in the region. both president obama and secretary kerry speaking in support of ukraine today. >> that's right, john. it was plays and cower plays by the major players that russia is having over the face-off with the ukraine. the white house is consulting with congress and it's european allies to co
tomorrow. secretary of state john kerry talked with his russian counter part today and delivered a warning. >> we believe that everybody now needs to step back and avoid any kind of provocations. >> john kerry said the russian foreign minister agreed to respect the borders of ukraine. kerry said the u.s. supports the new interim government and elected today by the ukranian parliament. >> nick shiffrin has more on that story from kiev. here is a huge step forward for the future of this country, were there is a new parliament as you said and new government and new hope for the future. but still the focus is here on independence square. the center of what they call the third revolution here in ukraine. let me show you a little bit about what is going on here. the security is still here. silt early morning friday. but you can still hear that these barriers are still up. and there is a guard tower right there, that is always manned. and part of the reason for that is that the people here all of the thousands who have been here for so many months are still very much the inspiration for what is g
expect quite clearly him to work very carefully with secretary kerry of the united states who will be in late tonight and with the ukrainians tomorrow morning to do what he can to prop up ukraine but at the same time tried to, with a way to punish russia. to speed with the latest military situation. clearly a mobilization has taken place over the weekend. but it is not clear who is on whose side. >> that's right. -- russia in control of crimea. troops on the ground. they are working with a russian speaking militia there. got permission on saturday from the parliament to deploy troops. but these forces actually a. before that permission. there is a sense that we actually could see an escalation from where we are now. yesterday they surrounded ukrainian military bases. like you said, the ukrainians themselves are mobilizing but also seeing defections. so, just over the weekend we have seen the head of the navy defect. pro-russian crimean authorities. ironically just one day after he was put in the job after his predecessor was fired over concerns over his loyalty. so, clearly th
of state john kerry will travel to ukraine this week. as the u.s. looks to try and pressure russia to end its military incursion. i'm jamie colby in for harris faulkner tonight. the state department releasing a statement a short time ago saying the secretary will reaffirm the united states's strong support for ukrainian sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and the right of ukrainians to determine their own future. the world remains on edge, though, this hour as russia defies repeated calls from president obama, the united nations, nato, and all the other world powers that are asking for ukraine's sovereignty to be respected. but president vladimir putin vows to defend what he's calling russian interests inside ukraine and yesterday he got formal approval from his own government for military action. so tonight, there's an intense standoff unfolding as ukrainian troops are trapped. there are pro-russian forces surrounding bases in three ukrainian cities, all in the contested crimea region. armed, unidentified troops that are likely to be russian soldiers are standing just feet a
ukrainian border. blood may be spilled as secretary of state john kerry heads to the region. has the u.s. been outplayed by putin again? >> also breaking, thousands of flights cancelled today as yet another winter storm tears through the east. but the forecast is changing rapidly. who's getting hit now and who is being spared? >>> historic win, we are live from hollywood the morning after "12 years a slave" backs the first movie by a black director to take the top prize and host ellen degeneres literally broke twitter. >> your "new day" starts now. >>> good morning. welcome to "new day" this monday, march 3rd, 6:00 in the east. ukraine officials say they're on the brink of war with russia. just this morning there was an assault at a weapons depot in crimea where armed men attacked a military base. we are going to try to understand it as it comes in. officially thousands of russian troops have ousted ukrainian forces and taken complete control of crimea. ukraine is in yellow, crimea in red. crimea is so key to russia. just ten miles separate russia from crimea, but there's a lot o
>>> happening right now, face to face with russia. secretary of state, john kerry, sil secretary of state sits down with the russian foreign minister. high hopes. are there hopes this can do anything to ease the crisis in ukraine. >>> explosive words from hillary clinton, comparing vladmir putin to hitler and nazis. does she have her own ukraine problem. >>> hold on tight. asteroids hours away from a close drive bsh -by of earth. what you need to know right now. >>> hello, everyone. i'm john berman. michaela pereira is off today. we would like to el with come our viewers here in the united states and around the world. those stories and more. it is high-stakes diplomacy and tit for tat threats happening right now as the world looks for ways to respond to russia's military intervention in ukraine. secretary of state, john kerry, face to face with sergei lavrov. they are both in paris for talks that have been planned before the russian takeover. the talks are so much more urgent. perhaps the most important test yet as to whether dialogue can be used to resolve the crisis in ukraine.
-western ukrainian government. mr. kerry is in town as well. and officials traveling with mr. kerry said the administration will work with congress to give a billion dollars in loan guarantees plus offer technical assistance, assistance making sure that the election coming up on may 25th meets with international standards, plus help in combatting all kinds of issues including crumbation. plus the imf talks are still ongoing and perhaps early hopes for imf money in ukraine may be dashed. it could last a little bit longer. goes, i'll hand it back to you. >> busy day for you, steve, we'll come back to you later on. >>> want to look at the markets in light of the situation in ukraine and looking ahead to jobs friday. and chad, good to see you today. >> good to see you as well. >> obviously you can't take your eye off of that boiling pot as the secretary of state, of course, lands there. but does this give us more room to think about jobs on friday? >> yeah. absolutely indeed. this was basically a -- the ukrainian crisis is a thunderstorm that just rolled through the markets but we do believe
. high-stakes talk to end the tense, tense armed standoff in ukraine. secretary of state john kerry meeting with officials from russia and ukraine. is there a way out of this impasse? we'll bring you live team coverage on the very latest. >>> dramatic testimony kauflg an olympic hero to break down in tears. the details of his girlfriend's death who hard to hear. happening right now, the blade runner back in court on trial for murder. we're live with who's on the witness stand at this moment. >>> the deep freeze, it is ending. temperatures this morning finally on their way back up. but it's not all good news. there's another snowstorm brewing. indra petersons is tracking the very latest for us. >> good morning, i'm john berman. >> it's 5 a.m. in the east. there's a lot going on around the world. let's begin in ukraine where tensions in the east and west are escalating this morning with little sign of a resolution. the secretary of state john kerry sitting down with his ukrainian counterpart. later today, we'll talk with russia's foern minister. now vladimir putin insists those armed
for the second time and she even handed out pizza to the audience. >> wait, kerry washington is pregnant. let's go. >> reporter: competition for best actress was tougher this year. >> and the oscar goes to -- cate blanchett. >> reporter: and best actor went to -- >> matthew mcconaughey. >> whatever it is we look up to, whatever it is we look forward to and whoever it is we're chasing, to that i say amen. to that i say, all right, all right, all right. >> reporter: in the category of best director -- >> alfonso cuaron. >> reporter: and finally, the bigs award of the evening, best picture -- >> "12 years a slave." brad pitt! >> thank you all. thank you for this incredible honor you bestowed on our film tonight. >> reporter: what a night. and also "gravity" ended up taking home and sweeping several of the technical categories. of course, now the focus is on the after-parties. we continue to see some of the stars walk out of here. they're on their way to the governor's ball where 1500 people will be celebrating with more than 1300 bottles of chap pain, john and marci. >> no champagne for you, by
sanctions enough to make russia reverse course? secretary kerry heads to ukraine later today. back at home, it may actually be chillier inside than outside. when president obama and israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu meet today. we have new details from the reporter who sat down with the president to preview the meeting of the upcoming mideast peace talks. >>> plus, whether you're talking presidents, governors, or gazillionaire gad flies, week two of the tdr 50 is ready to roll. >>> good morning from a wild and winltry washington. as you can see behind me, it's monday, march 3rd, 2014. the government is closed today. we'll get to the first reads in a moment. let's get the latest on the winter storm system impacting more than 130 million people and has shut down the federal government yet again. new jersey just joined three other states and the district of columbia to declare a state of emergency. the storm system has iced roads and dropped temperatures across the ohio valley as well as into kentucky. nasa tweeted this image showing just how vast this storm system is. and right now,
john kerry continues his efforts to resolve the crisis in ukraine. kerry meets with the foreign minister in paris. yesterday he was in kiev walking the streets. he then praised their revolution. he spoke directly to moscow. >> i want to make it clear to russia and to everybody in the world, that we are not seeking confrontation. there is a better way for russia to pursue its legitimate interest in ukraine. >> the u.s. and 14 other nations are forming a motion to monitor the tense situation there in ukraine's crimea region where pro-russian troops have taken control. >>> investors think the worst is over in ukraine for now. the three major u.s. markets scored their best day of the year on tuesday. the s&p closed at an all-time high. the dow closed up 21 points. we can only hope for wild swings in the weather which would mean it would be warm at least some of the time. this winter has been brutal for a huge stretch of the country including places that usually escape it. as abc's alex perez found out, it has also been good for some businesses. >> reporter: mother nature's march mad
situation. john kerry is headed there to presumably tell the ukrainians, not just sport but don't do anything. keep your cool. do not provote and give moscow any more pretext than it is already manufacturing and trumping up to come into ukraine. i asked her what is it they want from the west now that there is this parent draft law going through the russian parliament giving putin more ammunition about annexing crimea? >> translator: literally, several minutes ago, the russian tuma has started the law of annexation of crimea from ukraine. it is only a question of time when it is being voted. we will know that votes will be found. that's why russia is escalating the crisis now and the world should understand, realize that ukraine on its own won't be able to solve this issue with russia on its own, absolutely not possible. >> the former u.s. ambassador to nato, nicholas burns, says, it is over in crimea. russia has taken the crimea. vladimir putin is not about to give it back. >> that's a very dangerous statement for a former official to make. the united states is the leader of nato. th
condemning moscow. secretary of state john kerry heading to kiev to show u.s. support for ukraine's new leaders, calling russia's actions a stunning and willful invasion. we need to bring in diana magness live in ukraine for us this morning. get us up to speed. what is happening at this hour? >> reporter: hi, christine. well, there are several military bases in crimea which are surrounded by troops. also, we're hearing from ukrainian authorities that several border posts overnight were attacked by these same military troops. they are wearing, though, insignia. again, russia has not acknowledged that these troops are theirs. on the streets of simferopol, where i am now, it is very calm. it doesn't feel as though there is an invasion or occupation as such. there are troops, though, darted around various locations, for example in front of the main regional and administration building. what you set a sense from here on the ground is that this is more of a war of information. so, there are people who are watching russian tv who believe one story, who believe that ultra nationalists are en ro
the past two days. we heard again from secretary of state john kerry and he has spoken for a second consecutive day with sergey lavrov, warning about a russian incursion and sovereignty of ukraine. then we heard from jay carney, a warning of grave consequences if russia were to go into ukraine. then suddenly about 5:00 eastern time, president obama appeared in the briefing room and here's what he had to say. >> we are now deeply concerned by reports of military movements taken by the russian federation inside of ukraine. russia has a historic relationship with ukraine clul cultural and economic including cultural and economic ties. anything incursion would be deeply destabilizing which is not in the best interest of ukraine or europe. >> there would be a cost if russia been into ukraine. what would be the cost? military intervention on the part of nato or the united states, completely out of the question. what is the other? sanctions? earlier i spoke with an official and they said they are considering, the sochi winter olympics just concluding there, likely not going to go if this s
on right now with john kerry and his russian counterpart meeting in the city of life. tensions are mounting it crimea as protesters taught international observers. also happening here, clashing over the irs, the chairman cutting the mike on congressman elijah cummings. making some impressive bets. can you say linkedin? the former ceo of zero is going to be joining us on where to invest right now, and it is all about you and your body. a little spring cleaning. how much do those diets help you? the doctor this hour is here with her call and the impact on the weight loss industry. but first we are watching the market in certain the market taking downward after a very soft jobs report from adp. supply data shows inventories rising lower-than-expected. adam shapiro on the floor of the new york stock exchange. phil flynn at the trading pits of the cme. first to you, what are the traders saying about the actions. >> the s&p 500 can't break through the resistance, the intraday high. just have not been able to get through that. some of the winners, some of the losers, big winners, disney hitting an
. latetement was issued yesterday by john kerry, who is making his appearance on sunday morning programs. he says that unless immediate and concrete steps are taken by russia to de-escalate tensions, the effect on our relations will be profound. i have convened a call with my counterparts from around the world to negotiate our next steps. towill work closely together coordinate. this is a headline from the washington post. as russian troops continue to seize crimea, a region that was once part of the soviet union, kathy says that russian troops and vladimir putin are setting the stage for a high-stakes international showdown over the future of ukraine. we are in the c-span studios and this is dominating the programs that will be heard later today. nancy, good morning. >> as you mentioned, ukraine will be front and center on all of the sunday shows as well as the week ahead in congress, politics and sexual assault in the military. you can hear a rebroadcasts beginning at noon eastern with "meet the press." include john kerry, marco rubio, and claire mccaskill of misery. also, jerry brown. sec
of state john kerry arriving in kiev in just hours, threatening severe sanctions if moscow doesn't pull its military out. new this morning, the standoff intensifies as russian troops are on the move. we're bringing you live team coverage of what's happening and what happened new overnight. >>> all right, news back home. an historic deep freeze moving across the country. millions waking up to near record low temperatures. it's march, folks, and schools are shut down, roads an icy mess. indra petersons is tracking the storm for us. >>> happening right now, dramatic testimony against an olympic hero accused of murdering his model girlfriend. witnesses taking the stand with tales of blood-curdling screams. we are live. >> all right, good morning, everyone. welcome to "early start." a lot going on this morning. i'm john berman. >> and i'm christine romans. it's tuesday, march 4th, 5:00 a.m. in the east. >>> and we do begin with breaking news. this deals with the ukraine crisis. i should tell you, we are awaiting word from president vladimir putin of russia. he's expected to speak any minute. mea
continue in new york this morning and kerry kennedy's dui trial. in closing arguments the prosecution disputed her claim that she didn't know she was impaired after dentally taking a sleeping pill. they said kennedy daughter of robert kennedy must have realized she felt drowsy before she slammed into a truck with her lexus. >>> images recorded on private yahoo! webcams may be in the hands of the british spy agency. "the guardian" reports the agency is stealing hundreds of thousands of screen shots including a huge haul of intimate photographs. it's not clear how many people had their images stolen but yahoo! messenger as 75 million users around the world of the paper says it got the information from nsa leaker edward snowden. >>> eric holder resting at home after a brief tay at the hospital. holder was treated for an elevated heart rate after experiencing lightheadedness and shortness of breath. the department also said that holder did not suffer any heart attack. >>> president obama has launched a mentoring program for at risk youth reaching out to black and latino boys growing up wi
. the white house has ruled out military action. secretary of state john kerry is traveling to ukraine tomorrow. >>> tensions also rising on the korean peninsula. for the second time in days, north korea has fired off missiles as the u.s. and south korea conduct military exercises in the region. the two missiles, launched separately, traveled for about 200 miles before landing in the sea. north korea has condemned the joint military maneuvers by the u.s. and south korea. >>> all right with the crisis in ukraine and north korea, president obama spends time on the mideast today. he meets with benjamin netanyahu at the white house. mr. obama says it's time for israel to make peace with the palestinians. or there could be fallout. netanyahu says he won't give in to pressure. >>> at the white house, police arrested nearly 400 demonstrators, mostly college students, two strapped themselves to a fence in a show of civil disobedience. they want the president to reject the keystone pipeline. >>> the right time to buy. the exact day you need to book an airline ticket to get the best deal. >>> ne
as secretary of state john kerry arrives in ukraine's capital today. u.s. officials are saying the the pentagon put on hold all of its military exercises with russia, as well as any bilateral meet lgz, port visits and planning kompbs. >>> at the white house there is growing pressure on president obama to find a solution to the crisis. there are reports the administration is getting ready to impose sanctions against russia. for more on all this, abc's jonathan karl. >> reporter: white house officials say what concerns them is when it comes to exactly what is going on on the ground in ukraine, putin seems to be operating from his own set of facts. in conversations with president obama and with german chancellor angela merkel, putin talked about russians in ukraine being under attack, having their churches burned down, homes raided. they say there is no evidence that is happening. as one official told me, he has his facts, we have ours. with that, u.s. officials are drafting what could be comprehensive sanctions on russia. these would be the first sanctions on the russian government since the end
kerry called it an incredible actor rick -- backed of aggression. act of aggression. >> in my opinion, the way europe has reacted is exactly the way they should react, showing that this is totally unacceptable. but at the moment, talking mostly about economic and npr sanctions, throwing rush out of sochi, noot attending mention of military integration at this stage. i think that is the correct approach. it gives the russians, gives putin an opportunity to come to the party and let the whole situation calmed down. at history, you mentioned the stalin comparison. have you think is will play out? will it lead to the next batch where will it lead in the next one month to two months? what putining that will demand and should be given is formalization of the agreements that again a covert yanakovic gavet him. if they get that confirmation, for theer reasons russian incursion in crimea seem to disappear. then putin needs to come to the table. at the moment, the west is reacting as if russia is strong. russia has a, number of problems. the economy slowed down last year. brics,een as one of th
ukraine, and secretary of state john kerry is expected in the ukrainian capitol on tuesday. john few people think that the west will actually go to war over crimea, but it does now look at though another option is being discussed, that is hitting russia in the pocketbook. but economic responses take time, and time is something that kiev may not have. >> phil ittner reporting from kiev. phil, thank you. >>> ukraine's crimea region is a military strong hold for ukraine and russia. jonathan betz with more. >> certain now that russia may try to push out ukraine's military all together in crimea. the black sea fleet is based at the peninsula. it has 25,000 soldiers stationed there from russia. but last weekend president putin sent in 6,000 more. russia then seized airports in the capitol and western coastal town. it has always surrounded ukraine military bases in several cities. those bases have been cut off by ukraine's troops remain inside. also russia took over a ferry terminal on the eastern tip of crimea, about 12 miles from russia, and another way russia is likely to bring in more s
. >>> there is one more witness scheduled in the impaired driving trial of kerry kennedy. closing arguments and the jury may begin deliberating. yesterday was an emotional day for the daughter of robert f. kennedy and her family as we hear from abc's mara schiavocampo. >> reporter: testifying in her own defense in her drug driving trial, normally private, kerry kennedy, opened up about her very public family. in in answering the defense's initial questions, the 54-year-old described her upbringing. affectionately referring to her father, the late robert f. kennedy, as, quote, daddy. also talking about her farther's assassination, saying, quote, i have ten brothers and sisters. my mother raised us because my father died when i was 8. he was killed when he was running for president. kennedy's 85-year-old mother ethel, who rarely makes public appearances, her sister and three daughters were also in court. now the third day of trial is over, now a single misdemeanor count of driving while impaired, kennedy says in july of 2012 she accidentally took a prescription sleep pill with her breakfast i
commission is constantly pushing for higher levels of -- >> governor, i got to interrupt you. secretary kerry is speaking on the situation in ukraine. we want to listen in. >> all the discussions have taken place with the staff. countries came to paris todayรง- a strong commitment. as syria's conflict spills over lebanon's borders and as the refugee crisis grows, we are deeply concerned for the security and sovereignty of the people of lebanon and for their simple ability to be able to chart their own futures and fulfill the same basic aspirations that they share with everybody else on this planet. the president pulled out and showed me a very dramatic charting that goes for the last few years, four different charts that show you the extraordinary change in lebanon of the numbers of refugees as every year upwards -- the entire country has become a splotch of red instead of red dots. the entire border is really red today because there are almost a million refugees in lebanon. this has an extraordinary impact on the internal dynamics of a country. people who are looking for work, people who wo
question now, can vladimir putin get away with it? secretary of state kerry told george stephanopoulos there will be a tough response from u.s. and allies. >> russia may be able to invade crimea. but in the end, russia will isolate itself. >> reporter: already, the markets are punishing putin with the ruble, russia's currency, plunging to all-time lows. but the deed is done. here in crimea, most people have welcomed the russian troops rejecting the pro-western revolution in the other half of their country last week. it's calm on the surface. but as we spoke with a woman holding a ukrainian flag a tiny gesture of defiance against russia, we saw the fierce passions just below the surface. civil war is now a real possibility in ukraine. diplomacy with the russians in control here is where the action is. president obama struggling to come up with some kind of approach that is creative enough to diffuse the tensions and strong enough to get russia to back down. there is no sign of that, george, right now. vladimir putin is getting what he wants. >> that's right. secretary kerry going to be
. in the afternoon, more live coverage with secretary of state john kerry and new york senator chuck schumer starting at 5:00 p.m. eastern on c-span 3. >> the white house held its first-ever student film festival on friday. students were asked to make a short film about the importance of technology in the classroom. this is from the east room of the white house. it is about 15 minutes. >> hello. my name is shelley. i am a senior at metropolitan arts institute in phoenix, arizona and i am so excited to be here at the white house today. [applause] i started at metro in eighth grade and i spent five years honing my skills as a filmmaker. looking back, i realize without the technology that trial has provided for me, i would never have been able to make films or discover what i am passionate about. i saw an opportunity to share my story and my passion with others. technology has taught me to tell stories, teach and make an impact. i believe it is important for our generation to embrace technology and find ways to use it for good. now it is my pleasure to introduce president barack obama. [applause] >> hel
ups. us secretary of state john kerry and british foreign secretary william e have met with ukraine's interim foreign minister and read eschews cia in paris they were expected to discuss aid to ukraine prison monday we're put in a stabbing of russia's diplomacy. he is due to meet the leaders of belarus and kazakhstan government officials in moscow maintain close ties with both nations russian military has effectively taken control of crimea in ukraine south where ethnic russians are in the majority. the president warned on tuesday that he is ready to use force troops have fired warning shots and are pressing ukrainian forces to surrender but he has said no military action is necessary at this point. on tuesday the pro russian prime minister of the town of us republicans crimean sergei xc on off showed his intention to cooperate with president putin. he said the russian leader has responded to his requests seeking stability and safety in crimea. he indicated the republic would build its own navy. russia's leaders are turning up the financial pressure on their counterparts in ukraine
. good you could hear the escalating alarm in secretary of state john kerry's voice. in jay carney's voice, the white house spokesman, they warned of a grave mistake if russia was to interfere in the sovereignty of ukraine. it all came about around 5:00 this afternoon, when president obama appeared in the briefing room, talked about costs to russia. what are those costs? john, i've spoken to a senior administration potential, they're talking about the g-8, it's in sochi, the site of the just concluded winter olympics. how to see how the g-8 participants, the europeans would join vladimir putin in g-8, looks like it will be cancelled if events continue the way they are now. they're also talking and pointing us to the fact that the rubel appears to be losing value at this point. consequences, in the real world are already taking place. president obama had harsh words, a beef statement but part of what he had to -- brief statement but part of what he had to say: >> we are concerned about military movements taking bin the russian federation inside ukraine. russia has historic any viola
. but there was a headline on your website referring to michele troll getsretiring goaded." said that kerry russian intervention would be a mistake. he says any declaration from this of menstruation carries a weight of a feather. better than nothing, better still would be backing these words with the flotilla and the black sea. after the united states was leading europe to counter russian pressure and make up for its punishments until the ukraine is on a firm footing. you agree with that assessment? the weight of this administration carries the weight of the feather? caller: yes, i do. mr. putin will do what he wants to do. he will do that. pretty much anything is going to do what they want to do. china, whoever. not much we can do right now. we are so wounded right now with the current president. he much the rest of the government. especially the senate right now. referringclip you are to is not a c-span clip by the user created clip. we will certainly look into that for you. let's go to ronald waiting in monterey, california. on our line for independents as we continue to talk about the ukraine t
occupying crimea. that was derided by john kerry who was visiting kiev today. kerry came here to lend support to the interim ukrainian authorities and also with an aid package offering $1 billion of loan guarantees as well as american expertise with the central bank and also with organizing the next election, but clearly a lot to be done here to stabilize this economy, bill. >> ian williams there in kiev. thank you very much for that update. let's bring in someone who has met with putin, has pretty good read on how he operates. professor michael mcfaul is, of course, the most recently -- the former u.s. ambassador to russia. mr. ambassador, good to see you. welcome. thank you for joining us. >> sure. thanks for having me. >> which vladimir putin do we pay attention to most, the one who acts as he did over the weekend or the one who speaks as he did today? >> well, i think both, and i think even in the press conference, which i saw this morning that he did, you saw the two different sides of putin. on the one hand, he did say as has been reported here that we're not seeking to annex cr
democratic future. secretary of state john kerry says they need russia's help as well, adding it's not in moscow's interest for ukraine to face economic collapse. >>> according to scientists radiation from the fukushima disaster has not reached southern california. radioactive could arrive by spring but experts say they're not going to pose any threat to human health. . scientists with the misinformation of at poison from the west coast. three years that anniversary. >>> the family of the oklahoma man who allegedly died in police custody releasing video of that incident. police say 44-year-old elizabeth rodriguez was combative when questioned outside of a movie theater in more, oklahoma. rodriguez's wife recorded the incident on her cell phone, in fear, she said, for her husband's life. >> he doesn't move. >> we'll take care of him. >> he doesn't move! you kill him! you kill him! >> reporter: taking him face down on to the pavement, pepper spraying his mouth, notion and eyes. and putting the weight of five grown men on top of him. and then handcuffing him as he was unconscious or
nuclear news this morning. secretary of state john kerry says military action should be a last resort in the effort to get iran to abandon its nuclear activities. the secretary says the u.s. has an obligation to pursue negotiations with tehran first. iran struck a preliminary agreement with six world powers, including the united states, to halt its most sensitive nuclear operations, getting relief from some economic sanctions in return. president obama has said that all options are on the table regarding iran's nuclear program. >>> in syria this morning, hezbollah fighters are said to be taking the lead against rebels in syria's 3-year-old civil war. hezbollah in tandem with regime forces prevented a rebel takeover of damascus. nearly 200 rebel soldiers have been killed in this ongoing battle in a region just east of the capital. >>> a bill aimed at taking the prosecution of sex assaults and other crimes out of the hands of military commanders is expected to come up for a senate vote in the next few weeks. on wednesday, lawmakers heard from victims who said they felt abandoned by thei
beach police are investigating a sexual battery complaint against him. >>> all right, kerry kennedy's fate is now in the hands of a new york jury. the daughter of robert kennedy on trial for driving under the influence of a sleeping aid. she was charged after a highway crash back in 2012. this week, kennedy took the stand in her own defense, saying she took the sleeping pill accidentally. the six-member jury continues deliberations today. >>> all right, coming up for us next, a brawl on the basketball court. i've got a lot of people tweeting me about this overnight. a big game ends with a massive fight in the stands, on the court. what happened? joe carter explains what you missed, what i missed overnight. that's coming up next. captain obvious: i'm in a hotel. and a hotel is the perfect place to talk to you about hotels. all-you-can-eat is a hotel policy that allows you to eat all that you can. the hotel gym is short for gymnasium. the hotel pool is usually filled with water. and the best dot com for booking hotels, is hotels.com. it's on the internet, but you probably knew that. o
their problems stemmed from 9/11. >> kerry kennedy expected to testify in a new york court today to defend herself against charges she was driving under the influence of ambien. she said she took the pill by mistake and didn't realize she was impaired. >> lawyers for justin bieber have until this afternoon to stop the release of police video taken after bieber's arrest taken last month for drunk driving. some of that footage may show bieber in various states of undress. those are some top stories on this wednesday, february 26th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, everybody. is this the craziest winter ever. >> it really is. >> seems that way, doesn't it? >> that brief warm-up was such a tease over the weekend. it felt like spring, now it is freezing again. >> back to the ice box we go. we begin this half hour with the relentless winter. the worst in years. refusing to reless its grip on a frozen nation. >> with spring weeks away, another morning of below zero cold in the midwest, while the first of two of major storms is hitting california this morning. our cover
in america's strength anymore. >> now, we've got secretary of state john kerry going to kiev tomorrow. he will meet with the new ukrainian government. try to assess the aid needs as other members of the european community are going to be doing, and then the question is going to be are there going to be sanctions implemented? john kerry is scheduled to meet with the russian foreign minister on wednesday. don't know if that meeting is going to take place, and the willingness of the european union which has stronger economic ties to russia than the united states does to go along with economic sanctions remains in doubt. guys? >> yeah, you raise all the key issues, john. let's bring in john herbst, the former u.s. ambassador to ukraine. ambassador, good to have you here. >> my pleasure. >> you say it's time for nato to take a stance. why and what do you mean? >> i think it would be very useful if nato were to decide to move additional assets to the east in the baltic states which has ethnic russians there as a way to show moscow that they will defend the alliance and that they will defend cou
traveling with secretary kerry who was in the ukraine yesterday and who is meeting in paris with his russian counterpart as other other -- as well as other foreign members. that is infected to take place this morning east coast time in paris to discuss what is the to deal with ukraine and russia's role in it. ernest, gocaller, ahead. caller: i am wondering why we just don't go to a flat tax? manye called the show times before, and it is always gone over, but everybody realizes we need to go to a flat tax. i do not understand why the government is not to say ok, let's do a flat tax across the board. we will have more money coming in then we will ever use. it is my question. thank you. guest: i understand why the caller and many other people find the flat tax as a nice notion. it certainly seems pretty simple. you just have a simple amount and you send a check and it is over. but that it is a bit more complicated than that. first of all, americans make a huge range of different money, of course, and a flat tax -- in the sense that people who make very little income today do not pay much tax an
night secretary kerry saying that the u.s. does not want a replay of the u.s. versus russia or u.s. versus soviet union cold war era, again calling for that sovereign ukraine. ukraine which actually is in bad economic straits and we are here in just a couple hours, a transitional government will be announced. the full lineup very important to raise money from the west and elsewhere. back to you, jon. jon: just another hot spot which seems like a very troubled world right now. greg pal scott, thanks. jenna: we take you back to washington, d.c. where house lawmakers tame again at the irs. agency firmed firms are grilled in new hearings at targeting of conservative groups. we hear former irs official lois learner is being recalled for more questioning. chief correspondent washington emanuel live on capitol hill with more. mike? >> reporter: house oversight chairman darrell issa called on lois learner to return to capital hill march 5th saying her testimony is remains critical to his committees investigation. learner came up to the capitol hill last spring and made a statement defend
of state kerry both saying that it would be a grave mistake, both using that exact phrase, for russia to get involved here in ukraine in any kind of way. obviously including militarily. the president we can expect is going to underscore that, look to see if his terminology goes beyond that phrase, and look to see whether or not he draws any kind of red line in the sand. remember, we've had this issue over syria in recent months and over the past year, whether the president is comfortable saying specifically what it is he would object to and what the united states would do about it. officials were sort of vague about that earlier today. we'll see whether the president goes further than that, but he's going to be speaking a the a dramatic moment. something is clearly happening in the southern part of ukraine. what exactly it is, reports are emerging. the president will have to set out what the u.s.'s intention is to do about it, kelly. >> eamon, thanks very much. some perspective here, zach karabell. >> so at any point in time there are a series of geopolitical crises. there has not bee
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